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What are you thankful for?

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

I am thankful everyday

~to have the ability to get out of bed thanks to medications that keep me going

~to have the ability to be me again (to a point) with less pain then i would be without the meds.

~ for the most understanding husband to help me when i cant move... to love me for who I am... to never crititize me when i say i just cant today.... always worried about my well being

~for my 2 beautiful children that has never known a mom that wasnt sick but always did what needed to be done and more even if i had high fevers and they were sick proud that they are such caring sensitive men now... and i wouldnt have it any other way!

~ Thankful for my Fibro warrior friends that encourage me laugh and cry with me.. let me be me ..even if i do make them move

~for my Zumba friends in NH to keep me from giving up and reminding me how far i have come and cheer me on every step of the way.. they saw me at my worst and still embrace me like i embrace them..

~for my long time friends that try to understand and love me anyways even if i walk funny or talk funny because i am having amoment or two...To be my friend is very difficult and to endure me since 3rd grade or 24 yrs or 26 yrs... you have figured out my quirks and work with it...

~for all my sparkers helping me over the rough spots in diet and exercise.. for helping me with my self esteem and unrequited love we give to one another.

~for all my new friends and the people i havent met yet.. i am thankful for the lessons you bring to me and make me learn something new every day...

~ for the universe for making my life rough and tough ... it truly has made me the strong stubborn strong willed senstive.. emapathic person i am today.. and yes i am grateul for this thing called fibro it has humbled me and has allowed me to learn to accept help when needed even though i still fight it time to time... i never want to start from the begining again but if you make me universe i will learn that lesson too...

I am sure i have many more things to be thankful for like.. my wonderful birds that make me laugh.. and all the new babies in my life to make me appricate all i did for my kids while they were suffering..and when i was down at the same time and yet I puled us all through and have made us strong people loving people caring people... the people we are today and wheat we aim to be for the future...

Remember when you are feeling bad.. someone out there has it worse then you.... and remember a smile can go along way and you never know how much that smile meant to that person on that day in that moment.... live life people.. be thank ful for every breath you take... every step you take... for the food on the table the roofs over your head and the people in your life good or bad.. they will teach you things as much as you will teach them... live love learn and laugh alot!!

What are you thankful for?

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MJRVIC2000 11/6/2012 9:20AM

    I am thankful that my Lord has called me, saved me, taught me, blessed me and given me work to do to His glory. What more could I ever want or need? God Bless YOU! Vic.

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October trip part 2 2012

Sunday, November 04, 2012

had dinner with friends in salem but had a pit stop along the way :)

then got up had breakfast with my oldest his friend steve and my best friend since 3rd grade Anissa then had a house party in which went well and then was leaving and fel down the stairs with grace of course (still bruised ) LOL

storm Sandy rolling in

had breakfast with Kevin on sunday

Had a house party that night :)

was down for the next three days because of sandy (and i had to put on the nice face like yeah i am ok ..NOT)

then returned my car rental and stayed with my best friend darrell and his family... I couldnt get a new flight out tl friday.. so the graciously made me welcome into there family for a few days :)

then sitting at the airport this lady comes over to my table and goes to sleep lol.. i guess i didnt look crazy or hurtful lol in boston airport lol

then had 3 hours til my flight

and now i am finally home and still only half unpacked... have togo out and get more hangers i inheirted a whole unch of new indian clothes from my indian zumba friends so many so i had to ship a 18x18 x18 box to NC lol..... more pics of that to come... and last night hubby and his team at starbucks did community service and passed out coffee at the walk for leukemia ( i walked it on top of passing out coffee lol..) and ow i sit here tired.. and not looking forward to the 3 classes i have at the gym in the morning lol....

hope you enjoyed my 3 weeks trip as much as i had :) glad to be back :)

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CAROLJ35 11/10/2012 9:47PM

    Such an interesting trip!!!
Thanks for sharing!

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RUSSELL_40 11/8/2012 10:09AM

    You fell down the stairs, AND were in the biggest storm in history.. what fun!

I see a lot of Indian clothing in your pictures. Do you just like the style? They look comfortable, and after wearing drab colors for decades, I try to buy baggy clothes, but with a lot of color You can really see your jawline now too. I know at this point, the losses are minimal, but it IS noticeable.

Glad you are okay, and that you are back.

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SWDESERTLOVER 11/4/2012 4:03PM

    Sorry you had to deal with Sandy and I'm sorry about your fall, but glad you're okay. Looks like you had fun anyway. Thanks for sharing your pics!

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october trip 2012

Sunday, November 04, 2012

well i had a blast i saw so many people in such a short time it was crazy...

first off the plane and on my way to get my youngest i made a pit stop to see my oldest at work :)

then picked up my youngest

then had dinner with my sister and my youngest :)

and then got silly :)

the next day was spent with my zumba girls :)

Adewyn Sallie and Priya (sallie is my angel that started me back on the road of life)

the whole gang lol

The next day i hung out in salem with my son Kevin :)

then headed back to salem the next day before i headed to my unoffical HS reunion

stayed out til midnight drove an hour home was in bed by 115 and up at 5am to drive to vermont (tired yet and this is only day 4!)

Saw all my Vermont Home depot friends and there children :)

got home around 11 pm and then got up at 8am to head to breakfast with my friend Stefanie and then toning class and then dinner with my mother (stopped in salem to see a friend for like 30 minutes before hand)

my mother

my aunt :)

then got up for breakfast with these 2 goofs my oldest joey and his new gf Caitlyn

then headed to 2 classes at the gym and then got ready to go to boston for dinner with joey caitlyn and my best friend Darrell... and a boston skyline :)

the next morning was zumba breakfast and zumba class...

then headed to my HS friends house Hollis :)

then headed over to another friends house after that.. didnt get any pictures :( we were too excited to see each other lol

then headed to saleme after my classes at the gym and had dinner with friends :)

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CAROLJ35 11/10/2012 9:42PM

    Really enjoyed the photos and record of your trip!
Your younger son looks just like you!
Thanks for sharing!!!

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RUSSELL_40 11/8/2012 10:02AM

    I am catching up! Not enough hours in the day. The picture of your Zumba class is proof that it works. You all look healthy. Looks like you had a blast, and kept up your fitness away from home. That's impressive.

Off to read your other blog now.

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CAROL- 11/4/2012 10:12AM

    Sounds like lots of fun! Glad you shared your adventure.

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ATLTRAINR 11/4/2012 7:22AM


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TRYINGHARD54 11/4/2012 7:05AM

    looks like you had a fun and busy time....

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JGRAY76 11/4/2012 7:03AM

    Looks like you had a great trip. Lots of smiles.

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IRISH421 11/4/2012 7:02AM

    great blog and I loved all the pictures.

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Had a physical wednesday morning

Friday, October 12, 2012

It went well... i had a good long talk with the doctor about a few things and I am glad I did....

My first concern has been the pain from the rain (yes it is normal for people with joint pains to "feel" it) but i said yes and that is how it has been for the last 5 years untill recently the last 4 months i said it is getting a little more then that... so we went back and forth on what i have done what i have tryed and what we thought the solution would be.... he wanted to p my lyrica to 450 mg a day (currently on 300 the last 5 yrs without an increase) I said woah woah woah lol...first off this med makes you hold your weight (making weight loss very hard) so i said lets just add a bedtime dose of 100mg and make it 400mg and he was like.. ok i think that is reasonable almost to the 450 i wanted lol.. i said ..I dont need to gain weight or feel stupid (which happens when starting new doses on this med) so far it is taking the edge offand as it works into my system it should get way better...
so problem number 1 done...

2 my asthma has beeen wacked... I said i have increased the intensity of my cardio classes and do High intensity interval training classes cyclling Pump and a few core classes lol... the look on his face was priceless... he said Well I am impressed lol called me a crackhead fitness junkie with Fibromyagia LOL I said i can handle that.... sohe told me a different way to use my inhalers and it worked for cycling last night monday will be the test for my Attack class the one my lips turn blue in lol (not a pretty color lol) ok that was taken care of.. he is like thats easy lol

3 was ok..i know i have been tested before BUT i have friends recently that have gone from having ms and lupus to not having these diseases to having Lyme Disease... I said can we PLease redo my lyme tests including the western blot test... we discuss the last it was done and whaere i lived previously and he said i do not see the harm in redoing the test you need blood work drawn anyways we will jst add it on...Phew! I said that all i have :)

Then he checked me out said i sound good in my lungs atm :) Yay :) and that he is throughly inmpressed on how far i have come in a years time... he said since i have seen you last you have lost 15 pounds he says that is impressive for the medicine you are on lol(and here i was feeling bad in my last post LOL....) he said 2 you have fibro and sounds like you are working hard and you can see your results he says i seee muscles :) (yay)

We went over a few other details of my medical background they got new computer system and not all information transferred.... sowe added where it wasneeded.. he told me i wish other fibro patients would just listen to the exercise thing like i have... and get threw that hurdle of painin th beginning.. i said have them call me .. he said i might take you up on that. i said do it... i said i am certified in group exercise and getting certified in personal trainging in the near future.. he smiled and said amazing lol....
so...i went and got my blood tests done... and all the normal physicla testing came back normal.. liver kidney thyroid iron count those tests.. all came back normal
just waiting for the lyme tsts to come back...i am sure they will be normal too but hey better be safe then sorry :)
So it was probably the most productive doctors appt i have had in a long time :) and i thoght i would share :)

Hugs and love my friends to more postitivity in our lives!!

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LIABOOTY 10/14/2012 7:01AM

    emoticon emoticon
I also have asthma and I've been off my meds for about 4 years now and cardio and lots of breathing exercises are the reason behind it

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ZENNITH 10/12/2012 9:04AM

    Sounds like you have accomplished a lot despite some extra challenges. Did you really have a hurdle of pain to get over first? Curious cos my mum has fibromyalgia. Has your pain improved since exercising?

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GOLFGMA 10/12/2012 7:29AM

    Glad you have a doctor you can easily talk too. There are many who don't take the time to listen or , if they do, will brush off your concerns. You are really doing well and I am happy for you! emoticon

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ATLTRAINR 10/12/2012 5:35AM


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alrightly and here i thought i havent changed lol

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

i was getting down on myself the other day thinking...i am heading back to Mass for 2 weeks and i feel i havent changed physically... well i have gotten stronger and i lost a couple of pounds but eh..... well i was done with my 3rd class yesterday and a woman that i see in alot of the same classes came up to me and said how wonderful i look.. that i have lost some weight these last few months.. i said maybe inchs but defiately not weight...and she was like lol i shouldnt have said weight lol.. you look good she says... seriously can see you are changing.. I thanked her we chatted about other things and went on our merry way :)

so i go to thinking... hmm.... let me weigh myself in the morning and take measurements i havent done it in a while maybe its time...

So i did i currently weigh 162.4 *yay*

Since last october to this october and roughly the same time frame off by 3 days...

I have lost 10 lbs

on my arms i have lost 1"
chest 2 1/4"
waist 2 1/4"
hips 2 1/2" (now that surprised me lol)
thighs 1 1/2" ( phew its about time)
calfs 1 1/2"
Neck 1"

but also since then i have increased my intensity with my Les mills class Pump Attack Crxworks and most recently Cycling

I have left a poorly run gym with whiney people and went to a gym that serves up less mills and serious people that want to change there bodies and grunt together...

I can plank like a champ.. i can move out of a plank and get my feet to jump out and in ...I can lift my arms out of plank(not for long but still can do it) can do shoulder taps when in full plank... I can do side plank on both sides and do side plank crunches... i can to the mountain climber in a plank position... I can do 36 pushups in a minute on my knees with my feet lifted in perfect form.... I can do 8 push ups on my toes... i can jump for a little longer...i can move sideways now while doing a double knee (this was hard for me) i can bounce side to side... i can jump forwards and backwards to a song... i can run longer.... i can dance longer...i push myself to limits and go beyond....
and my favorite I can hike again :) longer and farther each time we go :)

So when you are getting down on yourself think of 6 months before or a year and think of all thethings you couldnt do that you CAN DO now... I am so grateful to be walking again.... and now all that i have accomplished and there are no limits to where i will be next year this time.... my 2 year anniversary comes up in January.... i wonder if i will be able to hop then :D Wonders never stop amazing me.. i have a doctors appointment today but now i dont care what he say lol.... I conquer ife everyday.. not many people can say that...not many have been where i have been either soo...:) I am proud now.. and happy and glad i looked back !! thanks for being there every step of the way.... if it wasnt for my spark friends i probably would have given up a long time ago.. hugs!! keep pshing forward! We can do this!!

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LIABOOTY 10/12/2012 7:02AM

    Wow you are really a champ. Keep it up

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ZENNITH 10/10/2012 10:49AM

    I agree with russel38! Congrats on all of your achievements :-)

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GETTINGSLIM69 10/10/2012 9:23AM

    Sound like the physical changes are a reward for your biggest accomplishment, which is the journey. WAY TO GO!!! emoticon

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BEACHY_KEEN 10/10/2012 8:50AM

    Woot woot! 10 pounds is awesome!!! Way to go!

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RUSSELL_40 10/10/2012 7:18AM

    Just think where you will be a year in the future. Consistency is far more important than speed.

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RIDLEYRIDER 10/10/2012 7:11AM

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DMEYER4 10/10/2012 7:06AM

  emoticon on the emoticon job. emoticon emoticon for making me look back and realize I can do it.

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